Cost of living in Gurgaon in 2024

Gurgaon, southwest of New Delhi, is the second-largest information technology hub and third-largest financial and banking hub in India. It is also well-known for its medical tourism industry and has over 250 offices of Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of startups. Naturally, there are plenty of opportunities here for professionals looking to excel in their careers. This brings a steady influx of students, young professionals and families seeking out new beginnings in the city.

Perhaps you too are planning to move to Gurgaon soon. It’s useful to know the cost of living before you move so that you are prepared with a budget that ensures comfortable living once you are there. The cost of living will have to include multiple components. You will have to account for expenses such as accommodation, transportation, and lifestyle choices. Here is an overview of the cost of living in Gurgaon.

An overview of the cost of living in Gurgaon

Before getting into detail about the cost of living in Gurgaon, let’s look into some general approximates regarding rents and household expenses for different types of residents. We’ll include singles and students, families and couples in our analysis. This is to give readers a basic idea of how much they could be spending in the month. Of course, some costs and expenses like entertainment, travel, shopping and leisure activities are very subjective and can be counted in addition to the estimates below.

Cost of living in Gurgaon: students and singles

1. Housing expenses

If you are single or a student, you will be looking for paying guest accommodation, or one or two BHK to rent on your own or as a shared apartment. 1 BHK apartments in Gurgaon usually cost about Rs 15,000 per month on rent. A 2 BHK apartment can cost over Rs 20,000 per month to rent out.

2. Household expenses

When calculating household expenses, costs usually include paying a cook, a maid, apartment maintenance charges, electricity and internet bills, car or bike wash, grocery and food bills. For those residing in a shared apartment, splitting these expenses can bring your expenses down every month. These costs amount to Rs4000- Rs8000 a month for one person.

Cost of living in Gurgaon: family with kids

1. Housing expenses

If you are moving to Gurgaon as a family, you are probably looking to stay in a 2 BHK flat. Rents for decent apartments can cost around Rs 25,000 – Rs 40,000 per month. Of course, it is dependent on the area you choose to reside in. A home in Gurgaon costs around Rs 80 lakh onwards.

2. Household expenses

If you have a family of three or four members, with school-going children, estimate monthly expenses to include the children’s school fees, clothes and nanny salary. Additionally, there will be regular expenses such as a cook, a maid, apartment maintenance charges, electricity and internet bills, car or bike wash, grocery bills and food bills. This can cost up to Rs30,000 per month.

Cost of living in Gurgaon: couples

1. Housing expenses

The rent of your home is largely dependent on its size as well as the area in which it is in. If you are part of a couple looking for a decent-sized 1 BHK flat in Gurgaon, it costs around Rs 15,000 per month on rent. If you are looking to buy property, the area of the flat, amenities, neighborhood and type of property affect the cost. A 1BHK will cost approximately Rs 40 lakh to Rs 60 lakh in a decent area. In a more affluent area, this cost can go over Rs 1 crore.

2. Household expenses

The monthly expenses for a couple will include costs for house help such as a cook and maid, building maintenance charges, electricity and internet bills, car/bike wash, grocery bills and food bills. This should cost around Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per month for a couple.

How much do things cost in Gurgaon

Let’s dive into the costs of necessities in Gurgaon to get an idea of how to estimate your cost of living in the city.

1. Accommodation costs in Gurgaon

The cost of accommodation will vary according to the size of the flat, the number of bedrooms and the area in which the home is located. On average, 2BHK in Gurgaon costs around Rs22,000 to Rs 30,000 a month to rent. This will not include the security deposit and monthly maintenance that you may have to pay. Here is an overview of the rents in Gurgaon:

1 BHK: Rs 15,000 – Rs 20,000
2 BHK: Rs 22,000 – Rs 30,000
3 BHK: Rs 35,000 – Rs 70,000

2. Commuting costs in Gurgaon

Commuting costs depend on which mode of transportation you choose. Transportation can be a bit of an issue in Gurgaon as most residents choose to use their own vehicles. This leads to heavy traffic and jams during peak hours. The public transport in Gurgaon, while improving, is not as efficient and far-reaching as metros like Mumbai. Even the frequency of buses leaves a lot to be desired. The city is, however, connected well to the Delhi Metro. This makes it easy to travel to Delhi and back when needed.

Using shared autorickshaws and private taxis are also a popular option for the people of Gurgaon. This requires a bit of planning as fares can be high and availability is not always guaranteed.

On average, you can expect transport to cost you between Rs. 4,000 and Rs.5,000 monthly if using your own vehicle. If you have a bike or scooter, expect to spend around Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2000 per month. Those who choose public transport typically spend Rs. 3000 a month.

3. Utilities costs in Gurgaon

Your utilities bills can largely depend on the season in Gurgaon. Summers are extremely hot and humid which makes most residents use their air-conditioners a lot. Winters are cold, with temperations dropping to the 8-10 degrees celcius, so heating may be required in those months. If you live in an area with frequent power outages, you may need to invest in a generator as well, increasing your utility bills.

Also take into account other monthly expenses such as mobile phone bills, internet bills, gas and building maintenance. All of this may be estimated at around Rs 4000 to Rs 6000 per month.

4. Childcare and school fees in Gurgaon

Childcare and school feels varys with the kind of school you send your child to. Regular preschools can costs Rs 2,500 per month or so. International board schools cost much more at around Rs 10,000 a month for preschool. Here’s an stimates of school fees in Gurgaon:
Preschool or Kindergarten, monthly: Rs. 5000 to Rs. 7000
Primary Schools, monthly: Rs. 7000 to Rs. 10,000
International Primary School, Yearly: Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh

5. Grocery costs in Gurgaon

Gurgaon may seem less costly for foodstuffs than bigger cities such as Delhi and Mumbai. If fancy yourself a home chef, your monthly food costs can be brought down significantly. For those who prefer not to cook at home, but want homely meals, hiring a cook is a good choice. This costs around Rs. 2000 to Rs. 4000 per month. Cooking at home will garner you grocery bills of about Rs. 2500–4000 per month.

6. Eating out costs in Gurgaon

There are plenty of great places to get a bite in Gurgaon. From street stalls serving delicious snacks to world-class resturants. So you’ll be forgiven if you want to try it all and overstep your food budget. At around Rs. 1000 to Rs.5000 a month, you can get your fill of Gurgaon’s treats – there is something to suit all budgets.

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